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That Boy Good

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207 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-2821
+1 760-433-4227
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Golden, United States
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three words, y'all: Chicken and Waffles! If you do nothing else during your visit here, grab some of the chicken and waffles. The chicken is amazing-sauce and the waffles are a perfect "not too sweet" balance to the savory meat and the sweet syrup. I had a side order of their mac and cheese along with my entree, and it... More 

Thank Kimberly J
Oceanside, CA
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's always a treat to go to That Boy Good. The barbecue is fine, the service is friendly and good, and the prices are reasonable. Plus, they play some great blues music; you'll feel like you're in Louisiana!

Thank 1Coaster
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Ridiculously good barbecue joint. Has a down south diner feel to it. Pretty much every menu option is amazing but I prefer the brisket the most. Also, MAC AND CHEESE. I don't know what they do but the tiny cup of Mac and cheese is most likely made by God. It's right next door to Barrel Republic, which lets you... More 

Thank Jason M
Irvine, California
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

It looks like a "beer joint" but it's hiding an inner beauty. The Food! I had their pulled pork sandwich. It's Louisiana BBQ at its best. The sandwich takes two hands to hold, even if you cut it in half. It is bursting with delicious pulled pork and the BBQ sauce isn't overpowering the flavor of the pork. I had... More 

Thank JamesF920
Euless, tx
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for late lunch..2 pm..waited 20 minute s for table..Looks not impressed..But food fantastic..Got chopped brisket with macncheese.Cole slaw..jalapeno cornbread..brisket was large portion..Tea tasted different but good. Would eat here again

Thank PaPaEuless_tx
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Definitely impressed with the service and food. Stayed in Oceanside 2 weeks and ate here twice. I had the chicken and waffles and the catfish and they were both delicious. The mac and cheese was great as well. They can be a little crowded on Sunday however. Would go back any day

Thank Kam J
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I go to New Orleans just about every year; this place is the best Southern BBQ outside of the South. I am an ultimate snob when it comes to the'Q, so the first time I came here - I wasn't expecting anything near as good as what the South serves up. It's the Real Authentic Smoked Deal. The smoked buffalo... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Woodbury, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Delicious BBQ food - a unique flavor treat.. Not many seats, and since the place is popular, you can expect a lengthy wait during prime times. Did get seated once during our visit, but 2nd time ordered food to go as the wait time was excessive. Take out was fine.

Thank Bill K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The eating experience was totally ruined by lack of concern and poor kitchen staff. After waiting through 40 minutes and several apologies from the server, my sandwich arrived. The late order was simply wrong. After getting the server's attention, the meal was returned to kitchen. Ten minutes later, the correct meal arrived again with the apologies of the server, the... More 

Thank George R
Azusa, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Jesse again gave me a great place to try and Oceanside staying at the Best Western Plus Hotel told me to go here for barbecue I was not disappointed the dirty fries were the best thing that you could put on top of fries I had a plate and it was excellent all the sides were excellent everything I ate... More 

Thank Mechele W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-2821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-433-4227
Welcome to That Boy Good a Southern BBQ Joint in the heart of downtown Oceanside! We pride ourselves on fresh food made daily from scratch. No MSG's or can products in our kitchen! Chicken and Waffles and Fried Delta Catfish are some of our specialty items, but our BBQ is the best you will find West of the Mississippi! Come in and check us out and see why the locals crave our BBQ! Hope to see ya soon!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?